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Category Archives for writing tips

Author Tip Tuesday – Tip #24 The White Room Syndrome

First off – HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you find these writing tips will help you get your writing mojo on for 2017 🙂 Q4U: Would you like to see these tips put into a book form? There are two more

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Author Tip Tuesday – Tip #23 Back Story, Flashbacks, and Foreshadowing

Back Story, Flashbacks, and Foreshadowing Back story is the story that happened before your story starts. As the writer, it's good to know the history of your characters—what brought them to the place

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Author Tip Tuesday – Tip # 22 I Say, I Said – Choosing Tense

When you decide you're going to write a novel, soon after you have imagined your characters and mapped out an outline, you'll have to decide on tense and point of view. We covered point of view in the

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Author Tip Tues – Tips #21 Point of View

Since I can't think of a Point of View image, I'm just going to show you the view out my window right now. Yes, I love living here. 🙂 This tip is for beginning writers and it's important that it's

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Author Tip Tuesday – Tip # #20 Protagonist vs Antagonist

In case you don't know, and some people don't and that's okay, Protagonist is a fancy word for Main Character. Harry Potter is a protagonist. Katniss Everdeen is a protagonist. Also referred to as the

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Author Tip Tuesday – Tip #17 It’s All in the Details

Details make the difference. When I make a second, third, fourth, etc pass on my manuscripts, I'm always on the look out on how I can add details to add dimension. Details are what help to keep our characters

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Author Tip Tuesday – Tip #16 Using the Bell Curve to Write Dramatic Chapters

If you've ever read a book you'll know that a novel is a series of scenes strung together to make the whole. These scenes are often grouped together to make chapters. So how does a writer know how many

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